• The Poetry of Seeds | Limited Edition Giclée Print of an original mixed media work on paper
  • Size of print approx: 26.25” x 35.5”
  • Other sizes available – please contact for more information.
  • Printed on heavy 100% cotton rag stock 310gsm
  • Limited edition of 60
  • Limited edition prints come signed, dated and numbered
  • Each print is issued with a certificate of authenticity
  • Prints include a white border for ease of framing
  • Price reflects unframed print. For custom framing options, drop us a line.

About this piece, from the artist: Tendril, rainfall and root. Here on our small property in the sub-tropics of Australia we have grown more than a thousand native and timber trees from seed. Seed collected by hand, dried, tended and planted over 15 years. Some have withered, some have burst through the clay soils and taken up residence, tall and true and proud. This work’s energetic brushstrokes and falling colour, feels like both a macro and micro world, of cells and systems as well as an abundant sky view of the land’s typography, a jigsaw of water ways and hillocks and hollows. It is a love letter to land.

About the artist: Jo Olive

I am an artist and multidisciplinary maker from Northern N.S.W Australia.

My work is characterized by an enduring interest in the mapping of place, the fugitive nature of memory and the documentation of my emotional and historical connection to land. My work favors intuitive mark-making, abstraction and the automatism of line. Largely self-taught, my work is an intensely personal, cathartic process in which visual elements are simultaneously lost and found through the physicality of scratching, sanding, puncturing, concealing and disclosing. Heavily concerned with process, these works ultimately produce a palimpsest, a recording of time. My current practice includes mixed media works on paper and timber, drawing, painting, mark making, printmaking and the crafting of artist tools. As a maker, I am also able to interpret elements of my arts practice into utilitarian objects that transform the everyday, objects such as textiles and letterpress paper-goods.

Education & History

Jo holds a Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art History) from The University of Melbourne and was awarded the Dean’s Honours List for Academic Achievement. While at The University of Melbourne she studied Post-Modernism in New York as part of a class unit exchange hosted by Columbia University. She also holds a Graduate Diploma of Education (Visual Arts) from Southern Cross University and undertook studies in Printmaking during this time. She has taught visual arts in secondary schools and has hosted numerous workshops in printmaking, letterpress and bookmaking. 

As the co-founder of Olive & The Volcano Letterpress (2011-2017), she secured many national and international stockists, distribution throughout Asia and worked with a diverse clientele to provide custom letterpress projects.

Her work has been seen in Uppercase Magazine, InsideOut, Peppermint Magazine, Home Beautiful, Fashion Journal and Dolly Magazine. She has participated in national design events such as Finders Keepers and The Big Design Market and was awarded the inaugural Australian Etsy Design Award for Art & Illustration. Her studio has been featured on the Etsy Blog in the "Inspiring Workshops" series of interviews and she was invited to participated in the Etsy & West Elm Pop-Up in Bondi Sydney curated by West Elm USA.

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